Women directors, board working style and board task performance

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The Value Creating Board: Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour, 2009, 1, pp. 437 - 451
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'f!1e effecls of the board working style 011 the relationship between women directors and board task performance are investigated . Gased on a survey of 249 Norwegjan fiJms with between 50 and 5000 employees, we explore the pl'Op~sifion that women directo rs have influence on board dynarnies and effectt veness. Our res ults suggest thaI women directors bave differential impacts on lhree main board tasks: service, financial control and qualitat.ive cont rol. These effects will be in fluenced by mediating and moderating effects of board working style variables such as trust, maintenance activities and length of board meetings.
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